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Trump says Kim 'loves his people.' Human rights groups beg to differ.

Trump says Kim 'loves his people.' Human rights groups beg to differ.President Trump emerged from his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday by heaping praise on a dictator who is considered among the worst human rights abusers in the world.



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LGBTQ Groups Call New Oklahoma Adoption Law Discriminatory

LGBTQ Groups Call New Oklahoma Adoption Law DiscriminatoryA new "faith-based" adoption law signed by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday



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Full Panel: Aid groups allege chemical attack in Syria

Full Panel: Aid groups allege chemical attack in SyriaHelene Cooper, Doris Kearns-Goodwin, Charlie Cook and Rich Lowry join the panel to talk about reports of chemical attacks in Syria.



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What white supremacist groups look like, 50 years after Martin Luther King's assassination

What white supremacist groups look like, 50 years after Martin Luther King's assassinationThe assassination of Martin Luther King Jr marked the end of an era, but not the end of a fight: Even 50 years after his death, the white supremacist beliefs he strove to dismantle are still alive and well in America, though espoused by a few new faces. While racism can exist everywhere, from the classroom to the White House, many people still associate American white supremacy with the Ku Klux Klan – white hoods, burning crosses, and all. Today, however, the power and size of the Klan is declining.



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Trump touts weapons deals with Saudi Arabia as peace groups accuse US of fuelling kingdom's war on Yemen

Trump touts weapons deals with Saudi Arabia as peace groups accuse US of fuelling kingdom's war on YemenDonald Trump has bragged about how Saudi Arabia is a “big purchaser” of American armaments as peace groups assert that the weapons the US is selling to the kingdom are being used to kill thousands of innocent people in Yemen. “A lot of people are at work” because of Saudi Arabia’s business, Mr Trump said while welcoming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to the White House, adding that the kingdom has finalised $ 12.5bn in purchases of planes, missiles and frigates from US companies. “I would really have to say the relationship was to put it mildly the relationship was very very strained during the Obama administration, and the relationship now is probably as good as it’s really ever been, and think will probably only get better,” Mr Trump said.



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Membership in Gun Groups Is Spiking After the Florida Shooting

Membership in Gun Groups Is Spiking After the Florida Shooting"The NRA better be 15 million strong soon, or this is only going to get worse"



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Report Shows Ties Between Opioid Makers and Patient Groups

Report Shows Ties Between Opioid Makers and Patient GroupsAn investigation from Senator Claire McCaskill reviewed donations from opioid manufacturers and found nearly $ 9 million was given to advocacy groups over five years.



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Rights groups call on Egypt to free Al-Jazeera journalist

Rights groups call on Egypt to free Al-Jazeera journalistCAIRO (AP) — Rights groups and a press freedom organization renewed calls on Egyptian authorities Friday to release an Al-Jazeera journalist whose detention passed the one-year mark. Egypt accuses the Qatar-based news network of bias toward Islamist groups including its own outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.



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Progressive Groups Want Doug Jones To Throw Caution To The Wind

Progressive Groups Want Doug Jones To Throw Caution To The WindThrough a unique confluence of events, Democrat Doug Jones managed to defy the deeply Republican leanings of Alabama and win a special election on Tuesday to represent the state in the Senate.



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Animal groups outraged after escaped circus tiger shot dead near Eiffel Tower

Animal groups outraged after escaped circus tiger shot dead near Eiffel TowerAnimal rights groups expressed outrage yesterday (Sat) after an escaped circus tiger was shot dead by its owner as it roamed the streets of Paris near the Eiffel Tower. The Brigitte Bardot Foundation, established by the film star turned animal rights activist, called for an immediate ban on wild animals in circuses in response to the tiger’s death.  “It’s a miracle that there were no human victims,” the foundation said in a statement. “It is essential to react immediately and ban this exploitation of wild animals reduced to slavery.” Terrified Paris residents called firefighters after spotting the 440-pound feline wandering near a tram line on Friday. Services were halted as panic spread while social media relayed the news. Valérian Fuet, a fire brigade spokesman, said: “The tiger was already dead when we arrived.” Its body was found just over a mile from the Eiffel Tower. Un tigre s’est échappé du cirque en face de FranceTv. « On a vu le tigre redescendre sur les rails » nous disent Yasmine et Thomas pic.twitter.com/DYzpP85vY0— MargauxDuguet (@MargauxDuguet) November 24, 2017 Eric Bormann, the circus manager who killed the animal, was briefly taken into custody. Police have opened an investigation. Mr Bormann said he shot it “for the safety of the public” after failing to capture it alive. He said the door of its enclosure had been left open in what he suspected was “an act of malice”.    Mr Fuet said the tiger was shot in an alley. “It was not in the street, there were no passers-by.” It escaped from the Bormann-Moreno circus which was preparing to open next week. Philippe Goujon, the mayor of the 15th arrondissement where the tiger was shot, said there was now “no question of allowing the circus to go ahead as planned.”  The Brigitte Bardot Foundation pointed out that 13 other EU member-states have banned animals in circuses and said it was “outraged” that France had not already done so. The Bird Protection League, which also campaigns in defence of other animals, voiced a similar demand.



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